5:59 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Matt Bevin 'Shocked and Saddened' Over Toyota Closing Kentucky Headquarters

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin

In a move observers are calling a huge blow to the state's economy, Toyota is closing their Northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a national consolidation.

The relocation will result in the loss of 1,600 mostly white-collar jobs.

From The Cincinnati Enquirer:

A few hundred engineers also may move to the company's manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., where more than 7,000 people now work.

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11:13 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Lexus ES 350 to be Produced in Kentucky; 750 New Jobs Expected

An earlier model of the Lexus ES 350.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Toyota will start building the Lexus ES 350 at its Georgetown, Ky. plant in 2015, producing the luxury brand for the first time in the United States.

The Japanese car company said Friday that the Georgetown plant will build about 50,000 of the vehicles each year, creating 750 new jobs.

The Georgetown plant currently assembles the Camry, Avalon and Venza models as well as their hybrid counterparts. The plant employs about 6,600 people.

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Local News
1:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Toyota to Fund Early Childhood Program

Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program.

Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. The program is for pre-kindergarten students and their parents and is meant to prepare children to enter school.

The initial grant will be followed by more funds.

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